What Is Passover?

What Is Passover?

Passover or Pesach, is an important, biblically derived Jewish holiday. Jews celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation by God from slavery in ancient Egypt and their freedom as a nation under the leadership of Moses.

The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the in the evening of Wednesday, April 8 and ends in the evening of Thursday, April 16.

  • Passover is celebrated by eating matzah (unleaven bread) and maror (bitter herbs).
  • For the duration of the 8 (or 7 days in Israel) of Passover, chametz (leaven) is strictly avoided.

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